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    Default Umbilical hernia after having second baby

    Well I can safely say I don't recommend having a chest infection within months of having a baby.. I've coughed my way to an umbilical hernia!!!!

    Apparently it's not completely uncommon after pregnancy or during the later stages of pregnancy.

    Anyone have experience with these? If you decided to go with a "wait and see" approach and not have surgery to repair, did you have to be extra careful with any activities? Ie lifting, exercise etc?

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    I had a huge one for years. I would recommend a repair if you plan to get pregnant again.

    Come back later with more detailed response.

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    I would recommend to get it repaired. I left mine for years...we were told that I would probably need it redone after baby 2...so we were waiting but ttc2 us taking longer than expected! Anyway, by the time they opened me up it was very large and deep and was told it could have been pretty dangerous.

    Surgery is supposed to be day (though I was in for seven as it was a complicated surgery) and I feel so much better now!

    The first few weeks are difficult in terms of lifting (and God forbid coughing!) etc. The nurses compared it to having a c section. But I guess it all depends on your hernia and general health etc (mine was very poor at the time)

    Good luck! I am so relieved it is done

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    Oh dear that's a long stay for a hernia repair!

    My DH thinks I should get the repair sooner rather than later so I can be back to 100% rather than have it lingering. Logically I think he's right but the thought of yet another surgery (c-section and wisdom tooth being the others!) pains me!!

    I am generally healthy (was very fit prior to falling pregnant with last baby) and we're definitely done with kids.

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    Default Umbilical hernia after having second baby

    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    Oh dear that's a long stay for a hernia repair!

    My DH thinks I should get the repair sooner rather than later so I can be back to 100% rather than have it lingering. Logically I think he's right but the thought of yet another surgery (c-section and wisdom tooth being the others!) pains me!!

    I am generally healthy (was very fit prior to falling pregnant with last baby) and we're definitely done with kids.
    Totally understand the reservations about having a surgery esp after a c section! But I would def reccomend getting it over and done with so you are back to 100 percent, and to stop it from getting worse.

    Mine was an unusual case as I had already been in hospital for months for unrelated reasons prior to the surgery, so I was in poor health and had a lot of post op complications. It should have been day surgery, or perhaps one night. My case certainly wasn't the norm!

    Good luck with whatever you decide these things are such a pain!

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    I've got one at the moment. My son is 2 and a half. I'm currently pregnant. I was told to not get it fixed if i planned on having more kids as the surgery is often needed to be redone following birth.

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    I got one with my first. I had it repaired with mesh and since having my second child I've been in agony, during pregnancy the skin around the mesh would tear as I was stretching and now it's very easy for me to do that with basic movement, my dr said there isn't much that can be done about it and that they shouldn't have used mesh to repair it when I had only had one baby. My advice if you are Considering getting it fixed and having more children is to check with the surgeon the method they intend to use. Hernias can become serious problems but mine was ok while I was waiting to have it fixed, didn't really bother me, it bothers me more now

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    Mine strangulated my bowel at 19 weeks pregnant with ds3. It was emergency surgery at 2 am with hubby out of town. The pain was thousand times worse than labour. In the end instead of being a tiny cut it ended up being 12 cms long with a new fake belly button.
    Get it fixed before it becomes a huge problem.

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    Sorry, I hope not to derail but I'm sure that I have a hernia too and was wondering if it was covered as a public patient or if it is only done if you are private or pay? A friend had hers done but had to use her private cover as public wouldn't cover it. I wonder how bad it has to be to get it done public?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejoypeace View Post
    Sorry, I hope not to derail but I'm sure that I have a hernia too and was wondering if it was covered as a public patient or if it is only done if you are private or pay? A friend had hers done but had to use her private cover as public wouldn't cover it. I wonder how bad it has to be to get it done public?
    Mine wasn't a full, it would go in and out, I got it fixed under public and waited my 5 months, a much shorter wait than I anticipated. I had to have an ultrasound first to confirm it was definitely there (im a bit fluffy) and then was referred to a surgeon, didn't have to pay anything.

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